Wednesday morning we will be here from around 9 am when the final unfolding of the large colossal squid will take place. At present it is still frozen inside the centre of the cube and folded into several layers…….
To give you some idea of the size, the smaller specimen on the dissection table weighs 161 kg (but is probably lacking about 50 kg of tissue from the mantle) and is 4.6 metres in total length . . . the large specimen in the tank weighs 495 kg and we will not know the total length until it is fully thawed and straightened out.
See you back here tomorrow – dreaming of the Kraken . . . .